Sunday, September 7, 2014

Pay It Forward

Uncertain about her future, my friend Linda is undergoing changes in her life and facing new challenges.  We talk frequently as I fall into the "been there, done that" category and when I say, "I understand," I really do.  There are those times when iron will fails and determination falters, when "I can do this" turns into "I need help!"  Linda found herself working on a project in her home and nothing was going right (sound familiar?).  Days of trying, spending money and time, and nothing worked.  It puts a ding in your pride to throw in the towel, but sometimes there's nothing else but to call in a pro.  Linda made the call.  Lock Guy and wife (remember my Go-To Guy and his wife who have come to my rescue many times?) came within the hour, he fixed the problem in minutes (and how frustrating is that?!), and most amazing of all, he traded his time and expertise for the new locks Linda had bought and didn't need.  He didn't charge her a dime!  That act of kindness when it was so needed brought my stoic friend to tears.  In an attempt to help her pay it forward, I promised to put Lock Guy's website here in hopes of giving him more exposure.  Linda lives two states away, up in Washington.  I'm not sure exactly how it works, but even if you don't need a locksmith and you aren't anywhere near Ballard, Washington, it will help him if you check the website

It occurred to me yesterday as I looked at Bessie Anne that she bears an amazing resemblance to Rod Stewart or, conversely, that Rod Stewart looks a lot like Bessie Anne.  (Sorry, I don't seem to be able to turn off the italics.)

We aren't making points in the neighborhood this morning.  Bess leaped from bed at 4:30 and ran barking to every door.  Not about to let her out at that hour, I made her wait until just before daylight when I know the neighbors leave for work.  She's been outside barking off and on, running around like a nut, ever since.  I can see or hear nothing, but something has had her going.  I don't know what it is, but she's "protecting" us from something and for that I am grateful.  Funny little girl.

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

Aww, I love Linda's story, and you just never know what your posting of the website will bring. Hope Rod the bad guys away.